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has been transported to hospital in the city. at first he closes himself off to the japanese, but tender care from a japanese nurse has his resolve. eventually the two fall in love. the idea for the musical was hatched after a russian gold coin that is more than 100 years old was discovered. the coin was found on the grounds of a hospital where russian prisoners of war were treated. engraved on the coin are the names of a japanese woman and a russian man. research proved these people existed. the woman was a japanese nurse. the man a soldier from russia. the coin appears to be a piece of love between the two. the japanese set of prisoner of war camps during the war. some inmates were free to sickle in the city and bathe in local hot springs because of the locals kind treatment, the prisoners flourished. the actor who plays nicolai visits a russian cemetery before sitting out for moscow. >> translator: the people who are resting here wanted to return to their homeland but could not. they must have felt very sad. i came here to tell them that we would help fulfill their yearnin
implications for living in cities. >> first, let's have a look at some of the other stories making news. germany says it is prepared to send soldiers to molly as part -- to mali. chancellor angela merkel announced that germany was prepared to offer the army logistical backup and training in its fight against militants. the eu will present a plan for the mission next month. >> israeli forces had killed two palestinian militant and wounded three in air strikes on gaza. israel carried out the strikes after militants attacked israeli troops as they entered northern gaza. >> former cuban leader fidel castro has published photos to quell rumors that he is near death. accused enemies of cuba of starting those -- he has accused enemies of cuba of starting those rumors. >> germany's government is considering whether to introduce mandatory quotas for women in higher-management positions in businesses. >> this minister has been addressing the issue of men at home. >> just being home with the weekend is not enough for many dads in germany -- home for the weekend is not enough for many dads in germa
., the first signs of the approaching storm can also be felt. authorities have closed the city's beach. >> this is a big one. it is supposed to be huge. everybody is supposed to evacuate from 17th street down. >> this is almost a ghost town. the residents have either left or barricaded themselves inside their homes. only a couple of daring beachgoers remain. >> [no audio] >> further north, in new york, preparations have been underway for days. people in low-lying areas are bracing themselves for flooding. at this long beach hospital, several buildings are being evacuated. almost 400,000 people have been forced to leave their homes. the mass transit has been shut down. >> i think it is ridiculous. new york city is a melting pot of people going to work and trying to make a living and we cannot even get around. i did not even know what i'm doing. >> president obama has canceled campaign stops. he urged residents to take all precautions. >> my first message is to all the people across the eastern seaboard, the mid-atlantic, going north, that you need to take this very seriously and follow
, it was completed in the mid-1800s. a few years later, the cities of buda and pest were officially united, and for good measure, they threw in a third neighboring city -- obuda. it has been budapest ever since. some say the first king here was attila the hun, hence the name "hungary." others say the first king was actually st. stephen. there's a magnificent church built in his name. the funicular is a train that's more like an elevator. it travels up the steep castle hill. at the top is buda castle. for centuries, this is where the rulers of hungary lived. the city has seen some terrible times. the area has been conquered by the turks, retaken by the christians, then during world war ii, the germans occupied budapest. the nazis rounded up jews, sending them to extermination camps. but this man, swedish diplomat raoul wallenberg, saved thousands virtually single-handed. at great personal risk, he protected hungarian jews by issuing them swedish passports. that's why there are memorials to wallenberg throughout budapest. when troops from the soviet union arrived, the germans fled, but not b
of education has commissioned its first ever comprehensive nationwide study of elementary schools. the results are distressingly similar to earlier educational studies. in reading and arithmetic, the children of bavaria, saxony take the lead. after the middle ground states, the city-state's, in last in every area. >> it is no secret that elementary schools in the three city-states many children from immigrant families as well as socially different backgrounds. >> the immigration system often struggles to meet the needs of such children who may live in urban areas. experts have criticized the rankings, say school performance in cities like hamburg should not be compared to that in big states. researchers say it is more important that germany's schools learn from each others' successes. they hope the school can serve as an example to other schools in trouble. >> more gloom for the global economy. international monetary fund is predicting lower than expected lower than expected worldwide growth this year at around 3.3%, according to germany's newspaper. >> the euro crisis is putting the brakes on
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